Students in the Youth Justice Clinic develop important lawyering and other skills representing children, youthful offenders, parents/guardians, or other interested stakeholders in delinquency appeals, sentencing challenges, or other cases or causes that present youth justice issues. The clinic’s work seeks to supplement traditional juvenile court delinquency representation with a range of advocacy efforts in various venues to address the special needs, vulnerabilities, and capacities of youth.

Clinic students handle various aspects of advocacy and representation, such as: drafting appellate briefs and other litigation-related documents; developing and implementing case strategies and plans; engaging with clients, parents/guardians, and youth justice partners; negotiating with adversaries and others; and advancing youth-centered arguments in appellate courts and other settings.

Contacting the Youth Justice Clinic

If you are seeking legal assistance, please call (202) 274-5073.

Youth Justice Clinic
UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
4340 Connecticut Avenue NW, Room 301
Washington, DC 20008

Tel: (202) 274-5073
Fax: (202) 274-5569

Clinic Director: Professor Mae Quinn